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Glimpse of a times to come by T-PEKC Glimpse of a times to come by T-PEKC
Speculative reconstruction of launching Dimorphodon macronyx for “All Yesterdays: The LITC Contest” - [link]

Dimorphodon is small, early Jurassic pterosaur with wingspan of about 1.40 meter. It’s easily recognizable for its head, relatively small wings and long tail.

Here, I depicted Dimorphodon with speculative, low keratinous crest which extends from the top of the skull along its length, and dewlap with scaly integument.

Since the point of the contest is not only to depict speculative behavior or anatomical features, but to create artistically unusual paleoart, I went with more impressionistic approach than my usual style, adding just a pinch of surrealism with the clouds resembling azhdarchis pterosaur. This silhouette is hinting at the future of Pterosauria, when true giants will rule the skies.

Reference: Jaime Headden’s :iconqilong: skeletal drawing - [link]
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Paypyrus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
I always looked at this,I never understood the title, than I saw the clouds
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Surrealism and paleoart together...YAY!!!
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Gorosaurus65 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
that looks awesome i love the crest designs very beautiful job
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you!:)
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Gorosaurus65 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
anytime
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Agathaumas Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Awesome and.. strange (ptero)clouds :P
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Thank you!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great idea, great execution, I like it a lot!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it! :) Though the execution could have been better, mostly in regards of the head. I don't know, it could be just me.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I wonder how many entries this other contest is getting... Maybe I should contribute.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Have no idea actually. Personally I haven't seen any other on DA besides mine. In her post above, Emily said this is probably the first entry for LITC's contest she has seen. I think the apparent lack of entries (for now) for this contest is due to the higher difficulty level of it. The stylistic requirement makes things more complicated.

BTW, for this contest you have the right to submit only one artwork. Take your time, and think well your concepts. Don't make my mistake to submit as quickly as you can. ;)
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
It looks so weightless!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
That's quite a compliment for this kind of artwork! Thank you! :)
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice work! Love the colorful style here. I think this is the first entry for LITC's contest that I've come across and it's gorgeous.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thank you Emily, I'm happy to hear you like the style and find the painting gorgeous~! :) I'm not very fond of some aspects of this work but I guess it all works for the contest. I haven't seen entries by other artists so far, but there surely will be more. I think the reason for this is because, while the official contests welcomes realistic paleoart and this is fairly easy to produce, LITC's contest requirement for stylistic unusually paleoart which takes a lot more of time put into developing certain idea into artwork.

To bad there is a limit of one entry per artist, and I got idea for much better (artistically-wise) piece a couple of hours after submitting this one.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I wouldn't say that producing realistic paleoart is fairly easy (it's not for me, anyway), it's more that the LiTC contest is forcing us to step outside of our comfort zone, stylistically. THAT is pretty difficult for most people!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
That's actually what I ment to say. When I said that making realistic paleoart is easier I didn't want to sound like I think producing paleoart is easy thing, I was refering to the fact the artist is in it's comfort zone, and the biggest challenge to the said artist is to come up with good concept (and even this is not necessary in many ocassions). But when it comes to the task to apply art style not typical for paleoart, then the game becomes really tough. And it's indeed difficult for me. I think this painting kind of proves this.
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Very interesting - both the launching pose as the impresionist style :)
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thank you! :) Well, the launching pose is a little bit overdone in paleoart these days, but it worked well for my idea, so I used it anyway. I was a little bit worried if I managed to pull the more ipressionistic style, but seeing people liking it makes me happy.
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OldDocHudsonandCO Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome coloring and I really like the overall artistic feel!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you! :)
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OldDocHudsonandCO Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're Welcome!!
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. And I suppose this is what Dimorphodon would like in JP.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you! :)
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